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>Sexual relationship with teen charged

DEWITTVILLE -- A Dewittville man has been jailed in lieu of $30,000 bail for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl for about a year and a half.

Chautauqua County sheriff's deputies accused Brian Lackner, 37, of Pickard Hill Road, of having a "physical and emotional" relationship with the girl, now 14, from April 2005 through last month.

Officers said Lackner turned himself into Ellery Town Court on Tuesday, and was arraigned on charges of second-degree rape, criminal sex act and endangering the welfare of a child.


>4 charged in drug raids at 2 Jamestown homes

JAMESTOWN -- Four Jamestown residents were arrested in separate raids on two homes here Tuesday.

Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force members said three people were arrested for selling drugs from an address on Crescent Street. Margie Jackson, 49; Jimmy Graves, 22; and Roberto Figueredo Jr., 18, were arrested without incident.

All three are charged with criminal sale of a controlled substance for allegedly selling crack to undercover officers during a three-month investigation. A quantity of cash and crack, along with a handgun were also seized. More charges are pending.

In the other raid, a Linwood Avenue man was arrested after a three-month investigation. Task force agents accuse Warkim Keys, 20, of selling crack cocaine to undercover agents on several occasions during the investigation.

Keys is charged with multiple counts of criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance. A quantity of crack and cash also was seized during the raid.


>Man charged in theft of guns during break-in

BATAVIA -- An Elba man has been charged with felony counts of burglary and grand larceny following his arrest by the Genesee County sheriff's department.

Gerry I. Smith, 20, of Lockport Road, is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail in the June 17 burglary at a nearby home where three long guns were allegedly stolen. Deputies said all three guns have been recovered.


>Sale of drugs brings two-year prison term

LITTLE VALLEY -- A Salamanca man has been sentenced in Cattaraugus County Court to serve two years in prison for selling drugs.

George R. Kuhaneck, 43, was sentenced by Judge Larry M. Himelein for his conviction of fourth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, hydrocodone, last Jan. 23 in Salamanca. He must serve six-sevenths of his term before being eligible for parole and 1 1/2 years of post-release supervision.

District Attorney Edward M. Sharkey said Kuhaneck's sentence will be concurrent to a term he's now serving for convictions of second-degree attempted criminal possession of a forged instrument and probation violation.

Anthony T. Gadley, 26, of Olean, now serving time in the Allegany County Jail for unrelated charges, was sentenced to six months in jail, five years' probation and restitution for his conviction of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance Oct. 21, 2005, in Olean.

Ryan J. Boysha, 24, of Olean, was sentenced to five years' probation, including 400 hours of community service, and fined $1,000 for his conviction of second-degree attempted assault April 15, 2005, in the City of Olean.

Darcy A. Scott, 24, of Steamburg, was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $2,500 for his conviction of driving while intoxicated June 24 in the Town of Red House.

Bryan A. Deming, 19, of Bolivar, pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and without a license April 16 in the City of Olean.


>Apple Inn fire called arson after investigation

FLUVANNA -- Arson has been ruled as the cause of the fire that extensively damaged part of a landmark Jamestown-area restaurant last summer.

Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office fire investigators Tuesday released a report on the cause and said the blaze at the Apple Inn on Old Fluvanna Road was intentionally set.

Investigators also said they have a suspect in the Aug. 7, 2006, fire, but that person is not being identified because the investigation is ongoing.

When the fire broke out, the new owner of the business was upstairs in the building and had to be rescued by a passing police officer and a Town of Ellicott public works employee.


>Girl accused of slashing two in city school

A girl at Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School 79 was arrested Wednesday for allegedly using a knife to slash another girl and a teacher's aide who tried to break up the fight, Buffalo Police reported.

Police said the fight between the two 14-year-old girls broke out at about 10 a.m. in a hallway of the school at 225 Lawn Ave. One of the girls pulled out a knife and slashed the other on the right cheek, police said.

When a male teacher's aide went to break up the fight, the girl slashed him on his right hand, police said. Both cuts were described as superficial.

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